BCO Annual Conference 2023: In Review

Last week Directors Angela Joseph, Carl Giles, Alastair Kenyon, Mark Lacey, Sally Marshall and Oliver Sneath had the pleasure of attending the BCO Annual Conference in Dublin. We were delighted to be a silver sponsor of the event.

“It’s more important than ever to harness the new role of the office to support resilience and provide inspiring places for people and society to thrive.” – Despina Katsikakis, Executive Partner & Global Head of Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield and BCO Senior Vice President & Conference Chair.

The conference provided a good opportunity to discuss the future of the workplace and comprised a number of informative talks and seminars led by industry experts. The event reinforced the relevance of the office, reminding us that it is important for colleagues to be in a room together where we can collaborate, experience human contact and receive cues that do not always translate well via a screen. It was interesting to note that research cited at the conference found that employee wellbeing is actually higher when in the office as opposed to working remotely.

Turner & Townsend alinea also want to thank those who attended our BCO client dinner. The event was well attended and it was a great opportunity to reconnect with clients and friends of the industry.

We were also honoured to be one of the sponsors of this year’s BCO bike ride. Well done to Carl and Mark for taking part in the 464km bike ride which Carl said was “a great experience. It was a pleasure to cycle with a lovely group of people from the industry through the picturesque Irish countryside before arriving at our final destination in Dublin.”

The three-day bike ride saw the group starting in Kenmare, cycling through Tralee, Tarbert, Spanish Point, Ballyvaughan, Tynagh, Athlone, Mullingar and Kilcock, before reaching their final checkpoint in Dublin.

The bike ride raised funds for the Samaritans and has now exceeded its £20,000 target. You can still show your support and donate to the cause here: bit.ly/3IUzpAD